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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TESDA-Caraga personnel receive loyalty award on “Araw ng Parangal”

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 12 – Aside from the institutional, stakeholders and partners’ awards, personnel who have served the agency for a minimum of ten years were recognized during the conduct of 2017 Araw ng Parangal – TESDA-Caraga’s Service and Institutional Awards Ceremonies held recently in this city.

Juvi P. Reños, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief of the Finance and Administrative Services Division (FASD) led the roster of awardees having been serving the agency for 10 years. Myra E. Divinagracia, Instructor I of the Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades (ASSAT) was also awarded for serving the said school for 10 years.

Also, Marivel L. Padino, Senior TESD Specialist of TESDA-Agusan del Norte received the 15 years Loyalty Award together with Roland B. Hoyle, TESD Specialist II of TESDA-Dinagat Islands Provincial Office; Chiselo Joiada R. Bernaldez, Administrative Assistant III of the Regional Operations Division; and Shelah B. Tapere, Administrative Assistant III of the FASD.

Loyalty awardees under the 20 years of service are Jennifer A. Divinagracia, Administrative Assistant IV of the Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT), and Laurean U. Arena, Instructor I of SNCAT.

Thirty (30) years of service was likewise awarded to Evelyn M. Selidio, Administrative Officer I of SNCAT, while Nicolas H. Deroca, Vocational Instruction Supervisor II of ASSAT received his 35 years of service award, and Judith L. Yamson, Instructor II of SNCAT received her loyalty award for serving SNCAT for 40 years.

The awardees who have served the agency for 10 and 15 years received a Certificate of Recognition while those who have served for 20 years and above each received a Plaque of Recognition from Regional Director Ashary A. Banto.

Pursuant to CSC Memorandum Circular No. 01, series of 2001, providing for the revised policies of Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE), TESDA-PRAISE aims to encourage, recognize and reward employees, individually or in group for their suggestions, innovative ideas, inventions, discoveries, superior accomplishments, heroic deeds, exemplary behavior, extraordinary acts or services for the public interest and other personal efforts which contribute to the efficiency, economy and improvement in government operations, and/or acts which lead to the productivity of the organization.

The loyalty incentive is granted to an employee who has served TESDA continuously and satisfactorily for at least 10 years. The recipient is entitled to a cash bonus in the amount of P1, 000 per year subject to the existing CSC polices and availability of funds.

However, those who have received the cash award for their first 10 years in service shall, upon reaching fifteen (15) years shall only receive the cash award for the succeeding five years and so on. (TESDA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

DSWD Caraga joins Paladong Festival, conducts Information Caravan

By Mary Carmelle C. Jumawan

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 12 (PIA) – Eager to bring its program services closer to the people as it is mandated to serve, protect and empower, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga has recently conducted its third leg of Information Caravan during the Paladong Festival in the municipality of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

During the caravan, the information officers of the Social Marketing Unit have discussed the thrusts of the agency and brought about a better understanding of the different programs and services of the agency. To deepen the communication campaign, frequently asked questions were highlighted during the one-hour set of information dissemination. The less known but equally important protective services such as Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP), Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) and other services were made known.

Further, flyers and other IEC materials were distributed during the caravan and inquiries and grievances were addressed to update and acquaint the general public to the different programs and services apart from the mainstream programs such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Kapit-Bisig-Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

DSWD Caraga OIC – Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim expressed her gratitude to the local government unit, headed by Mayor Shem G. Garay, for permitting the Field Office to be part of the colorful and elated celebration of prosperity and culture.

“We are grateful for the opportunity given by the LGU of Hinatuan for us to let the people know that the agency truly cares for the disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable sectors,” Lim said.

“We hope to get support from other LGUs as we continue this journey of bringing the agency’s program to the people of Caraga and promote different services being offered,” she concluded. (Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Stingers troopers join blood drive in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 12 (PIA) - The 402nd Infantry “Stingers” Brigade based in the city participated in the nationwide bloodletting activity in celebration of the peace consciousness month with the theme: “Dugo para sa Kapayapaan.” This activity was held at the Stingers headquarters, Camp Vicente T. Pimentel Sr. in Barangay Telaie.

Civil Miltary Officer Captain Regie Go said around 10,000 cc of blood were collected from the troopers.

Col. Franco Nemesio M. Gacal, 402nd Infantry Brigade commanding officer, believed that donating blood is a worthy undertaking.

“I enjoin everyone to participate in this noble commitment of your security forces. It is worthy because you are able to save someone’s life", said Gacal.

The simultaneous bloodletting activity was conducted in partnership with the Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center (ASTMMC); army reservists and Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from 1504th (SDS) CDC, 15th Regional Community Defense Group; Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) personnel from 7th Special Forces Company; 402nd brigade personnel; and the local media in the province of Surigao del Sur.

The underprivileged constituents who are in need of blood transfusion from the province of Surigao del Sur will be the beneficiaries of the said activity.

Meanwhile, ASTMMC Chief Dra Janice P. Alcordo expressed her gratitude to the 402nd brigade and the participants who voluntarily donated their blood and further emphasized the health benefits of donating blood. (402nd Brigade/PIA Surigao del Sur)